Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Spread oats in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until oats are lightly browned, stirring twice. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  • In a large saucepan, bring water, sugar, butter and salt just to boiling. Stir in oats, apples, cherries and cinnamon. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until oats are just tender and liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks. Serve oatmeal warm topped with chocolate and bacon. Drizzle with honey. Makes 4 servings.

Rolled Oatmeal Heaven:

Prepare as directed above except substitute 1-2/3 cups rolled regular oats for the steel-cut oats, bake oats for 5 minutes or until lightly browned, and simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 3 minutes.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

Steel-cut oats are also called Irish or Scottish oatmeal or pinhead oats. This oatmeal is made from whole oat groats that have been cut into smaller pieces. Look for them next to regular oats in your supermarket or in the organic section.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 12mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 52g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 22g; protein 8g; vitamin a 194.4IU; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 414mg; potassium 69mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 2.2mg.